I’d watched the sorrow of the evening sky,
And smelt the sea, and earth, and the warm clover,
And heard the waves, and the seagull’s mocking cry
And in them all was only the old cry,
That song they always sing—“The best is over!        
You may remember now, and think, and sigh,
O silly lover!”
And I was tired and sick that all was over,
And because I,
For all my thinking, never could recover        
One moment of the good hours that were over.
And I was sorry and sick, and wished to die
Then from the sad west turning wearily,
I saw the pines against the white north sky,
Very beautiful, and still, and bending over       
Their sharp black heads against a quiet sky.
And there was peace in them; and I
Was happy, and forgot to play the lover,
And laughed, and did no longer wish to die;
Being glad of you, O pine-trees and the sky
!..Rupert Brooke

A pine forest always inspires reverence and the poet agrees…being glad of them he no longer wished to die…standing stately and still all winter long, they evoke the spires of a cathedral.."and there was peace in them".

Abstract painting in Watercolour on Arches Not Paper..

Featured in Friends of Redbubble 24/01/13

I paint in many different styles and feature a myriad of subject matter, which I show as individual collections….
I am inspired by the world interpreting it in brilliant colours, often influenced by the writings of famous authors and poets..
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  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackalmost 2 years ago

    I’d watched the sorrow of the evening sky,
    And smelt the sea, and earth, and the warm clover,
    And heard the waves, and the seagull’s mocking cry
    "….to read more click description above..

  • – © Janis Zroback

  • ctheworld
    ctheworldalmost 2 years ago

    Gorgeous! I’d love to see this in my RAINBOW GROUP (hint, hint) – it would really go with the color theme this week!

  • Thanks so much..very nice of you…I have joined the group and will submit the painting…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • ©Maria Medeiros
    ©Maria Medeirosalmost 2 years ago

    Janis, this piece is wonderful! love it!

  • Thank you so much Maria…very nice of you..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyalmost 2 years ago

    I love this one Janis! What a marvelous abstract! It makes me think of fire, and warmth! It just glows!

  • Lovely of you to say so Joanne…thank you so much…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelalmost 2 years ago

    Great title, these forests are like beautiful cathedrals. Intense color, love the blend of reds.

  • Thanks so much Cindy…the silence in a pine forest is awe inspiring..can be a bit frightening too…glad you like it..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Dlouise
    Dlouisealmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful abstract, Janis!!!

  • Thanks so much…very nice of you…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Go van Kampen
    Go van Kampenalmost 2 years ago

    love it

  • Thanks so much Go…very nice of you..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • © Pauline Wherrell
    © Pauline Wher...almost 2 years ago

    Wonderful Janis!

  • Thanks so much Pauline…very nice of you…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • TokikoAnderson
    TokikoAndersonalmost 2 years ago

    beyond words

  • Thank you so much Tokiko…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesoralmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful!! :)

  • Thank you so much Keith…

    – © Janis Zroback

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